Why does the 'snooze' button snooze for 9 minutes Why not ten or five?

Answer It's really all a matter of mechanics. Back in 1956 when the snooze button was first introduced, alarm clocks had standardized gears. The snooze gear had to mesh with the teeth of the other gears. ... Read More »

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What does the snooze button do on a alarm clock?

sets your alarm to go off again in 5 min after the first time it goes off.

Why is it that the snooze alarm is 9 minutes Why not just 10 minutes or something?

I thought everyone knew the answer to this!!!When you were kids, didn't you all take apart clocks?They put a kinda gear ring thing (never formally studied clocks) that has 9 teeth and it's a really... Read More »

Why is 'snooze' set to 9 minutes?

Mine is set at 8 minutes. It is odd. There is no way to change it on mine.

How to Stop Hitting the Snooze Button?

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